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Explain that all living organisms are composed of one cell or multiple cells and that the many functions needed to sustain life are carried out within cells.
Understand that water is a major component within all cells and is required to carry out many cellular functions.
Explain that, although the way cells function is similar in all living organisms, multicellular organisms have specialized cells whose specialized functions are directly related to their structure.
Compare and contrast similarities and differences among specialized sub cellular components within plant and animal cells (including organelles and cell walls that perform essential functions and give cells shape and structure).
Explain that cells in multicellular organisms repeatedly divide to make more cells for growth and repair.